100-Word Fiction: Numbers Game

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“I like you. I want you to be my girlfriend.”

As the girl on the other end of the phone launched into a response, he stared intently at the mirror opposite his bed.

“See, you do remember, yeah. I work with Mark at the Oriental. He gave me your number.”

Looking down from the mirror he continued tapping out a text.

“Okay, I’ll speak to you later.”

Glancing back at the mirror he zipped up his black tracksuit top, pushed the white earbuds in a bit further and scrolled down on his phone.

“Hey girl, you know who this is?”

First published on Searchlight Magazine Arts…


  1. Hi Kathryn and Nick

    certainly thought provoking and left me wondering what his game was!


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